Howard Alexander Smith (January 30, 1880-October 27, 1966) was a United States Senator from New Jersey. He was the uncle of Peter Hoyt Dominick, also a United States Senator from Colorado.
Born in New York City; attended the Cutler School in New York City; graduated from Princeton University in 1901 and from the law department of Columbia University in 1904; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1905 and continued the practice of law until 1917; during the First World War served in the United States Food Administration in Colorado and Washington, D.C.; member of postwar relief organizations in 1918; moved to Princeton, New Jersey in 1919 and served as executive secretary of Princeton University until 1927; lecturer in the department of politics at Princeton University 1927-1930; resumed the practice of law in New York City 1932-1941; member of the Republican National Committee 1942-1943; elected on November 7, 1944, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1947, caused by the death of W. Warren Barbour; reelected in 1946 and 1952 and served from December 7, 1944, to January 3, 1959; was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; chairman, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (Eighty-third United States Congress); special consultant on foreign affairs to the US Secretary of State 1959-1960; died in Princeton, N.J., ; interment in Princeton Cemetery.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Preceded by: Arthur Walsh U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey 1944-1959 Served alongside: Albert W. Hawkes, Robert C. Hendrickson, Clifford P. Case Succeeded by: Harrison A. Williams